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Arab Elections Network to monitors the National Assembly elections in Tunisia

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The Election Network in the Arab world received the approval of the Independent High Electoral Tunisian Body for the network team of (18) international observers from seven Arab countries to monitor elections of the Founding National Council in Tunisia, which will take place on the 23rd of this month.

It is noteworthy that the Network was founded at the initiative of the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies in 2006, and thirty-five civil society organizations from 12 Arab countries participated in its founding conference in June 2006, and since its establishment the Network has monitored the elections in Yemen, Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Sudan, and the Network has an Arab observatory for Elections   (www.arabew.org) and has issued now up to 55 monthly dealing with different aspects of the elections in the Arab countries, and 25 monthly bulletins concerned with the participation of women in these elections.

The Network its conviction that running the elections in the Arab States in accordance with international standards for elections, the standards of free and fair elections, might be the main entrance to address the issues of political reform and sustainable development in various Arab countries